PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PREORDER - I WILL DESPATCH AS SOON AS I RECEIVE THE BOOKS. ITEMS WILL BE SENT WITH PLENTY OF APPROPRIATE PACKAGING AND FULLY INSURED. Cormac McCarthy's first novel in more than a decade.
Boasting characters of enthralling complexity and emotional truth and page-turning narratives that speak profoundly to the human condition, McCarthy's magnificent literary duet about the complex relationship between two siblings. Comes in a Beautifully Presented, Collectable Slipcase.Please feel free to get in contact if you have any queries. Tackling themes of ethics, science and haunting family legacies, McCarthy's tour de force - the first of a hugely exciting literary duet - finds Bobby Western attempting to outrun shadowy organisations and the ghost of his atom bomb-inventing father in pursuit of the truth about a sunken jet and its missing passenger.
1980, Pass Christian, Mississippi: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His divelight illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating, eyes devoid of speculation.
Missing from the crash site are the pilot's flightbag, the plane's black box, and the tenth passenger. A collateral witness to machinations that can only bring him harm, Western is shadowed in body and spirit - by men with badges; by the ghost of his father, inventor of the bomb that melted glass and flesh in Hiroshima; and by his sister, the love and ruin of his soul.Traversing the American South, from the garrulous bar rooms of New Orleans to an abandoned oil rig off the Florida coast, The Passenger is a breathtaking novel of morality and science, the legacy of sin, and the madness that is human consciousness. Told through the transcripts of it's central protagonist's psychiatric sessions, Stella Maris - the companion volume to The Passenger - is another bravura work from the author of Blood Meridian and No Country for Old Men, as Cormac McCarthy deftly unpicks Alicia's mental hinterland and her complex, enigmatic relationship with her brother Bobby in exquisitely crafted prose. 1972, Black River Falls, Wisconsin: Alicia Western, twenty years old, with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag, admits herself to the hospital. A doctoral candidate in mathematics at the University of Chicago, Alicia has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she does not want to talk about her brother, Bobby.
Instead, she contemplates the nature of madness, the human insistence on one common experience of the world; she recalls a childhood where, by the age of seven, her own grandmother feared for her; she surveys the intersection of physics and philosophy; and she introduces her cohorts, her chimeras, the hallucinations that only she can see. All the while, she grieves for Bobby, not quite dead, not quite hers. Told entirely through the transcripts of Alicia's psychiatric sessions, Stella Maris is a searching, rigorous, intellectually challenging coda to The Passenger, a philosophical inquiry that questions our notions of God, truth, and existence.Legal Stuff for International Buyers. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books". The seller is "shelfrighteousbooks" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Vietnam.